MakeCode Games 201

In this Space Shooter series we will create a Space Shooter game. We’ll learn about adding Sprites, moving Sprites, creating projectiles, and collision detection between Sprites. Target Audience: Anyone 13+ will find benefit from this series. Younger audience can still follow along when paired with an adult. An example can be a pops/grandchild STEM weekend event!

Setup: You will need any computer with a modern internet connection. Windows, Mac, and even Chromebook will work! You actually can use a tablet but that is not recommended. Having a BrainPad is optional but highly recommended. Making a game on a PC is fun, but nothing is more engaging to learners than taking the game they made and load it on a device they are holding in their hands.

All lessons have to be done in a sequence but can be stopped at any lesson. All lessons are designed to be 20-min or learning and 40-min of lab/hands-on. See the Lesson Plans home page for details.

Lesson 1

Creating and moving Sprites. Adding projectiles.

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Lesson 2

Adding an enemy and collision detection to a game.

Presentation  PDF 

Lesson 3

Make it a game. Add scoring, lives and effects.

Presentation  PDF 

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